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The limits of historiography : genre and narrative in ancient historical texts

Author: Christina Shuttleworth Kraus
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston ; Köln : Brill, 1999.
Series: Mnemosyne : bibliotheca classica Batava, Supplementum, 191
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This volume explores the intersection between historiography and related genres in antiquity, ranging from China to the Mediterranean. Contributors use a range of reading strategies to analyze the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: études diverses
[études diverses]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Shuttleworth Kraus
ISBN: 9004106707 9789004106703
OCLC Number: 466887489
Notes: Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: IX-363 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of ContributorsEditor's Preface1. Social Pleasures in Early Chinese Historiography and Philosophy, David Schaberg2. Knowledge and Skepticism in Ancient Chinese Historiography, Wai-Yee LI3. Local versus General History in Old Hittite Historiography, Alexander Uchitel4. Commemoration, Writing, and Genre in Ancient Mesopotamia, Piotr Michalowski5. The Persian Kings and History, Heleen Sancisi-Weerdenburg6. History, Historiography, and the Use of the Past in the Hebrew Bible, Thomas M. Bolin7. Thucydides' Persian Wars, Tim Rood8. Guiding Metaphor and Narrative Point of View in Livy's Ab Vrbe Condita, Mary Jaeger9. Tacitus' Histories and the Theory of Deliberative Oratory, D. S. Levene10. Jugurthine Disorder, Christina S. Kraus11. Universal Perspectives in Historiography, Katherine Clarke12. Genre, Convention, and Innovation in Greco-Roman Historiography, John Marincola13. Epilogue, Christopher PellingIndex
Series Title: Mnemosyne : bibliotheca classica Batava, Supplementum, 191
Responsibility: ed. by Christina Shuttleworth Kraus.
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